"Who Steals Their Stories?"

discussion

08.02.2016, 00:00 Uhr

Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph Association of Black Photographers
Julia Duchrow, Brot für die WeltImran Ayata, activist and founder of Kanak AttackWolfgang Kaleck, General Secretary ECCHR "Images can dehumanise us. They can make it easier to kill people", says Mark Sealy, the director of Autograph ABP, the Association of Black Photographers. As a photographer, curator and cultural historian Sealy has a special interest in the relationship of photography to social change, identity politics and human rights. When actors from the Global North work with or on behalf of actors in the Global South, they inevitably reproduce structures of power asymmetry and cultural violence – they "steal" the story of the ones they mean to represent.
 
At ECCHR Sealy will discuss and debate with representatives of the "thieves" – lawyers, artists, academics and human rights activists – the crucial issues of power asymmetry and instrumentalization in their fields of work.
The goal is to discuss these issues as they arise in different professions, including the law, and to draw lessons and parallels from disciplines that have dealt with such questions for a long time already, such as photography.

Berlin

State Business by Mari Bastashevski

exhibition opening

04.11.2019, 19:00 Uhr

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
Zossener Str. 55-58 (Staircase A, front house, 4th Floor), 10961 Berlin

On the occasion of the launch of ECCHR's collaboration with Magnum Foundation from New York (USA), we are delighted present our joint photo exhibition. The exhibition showcases artworks by Mari...

Geneva

A Business and Human Rights Approach to Arms Exports: Responsibilities and Accountability

discussion

27.11.2019, 08:00 Uhr

Hotel Intercontinental Genève
Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1209 Geneva

The defence industry, even though being a high-risk sector, has so far escaped scrutiny in relation to its responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). With...

Berlin

Colonial Repercussions V: The Case of Namibia

Symposium

29.11.2019, 14:00 Uhr

Akademie der Künste (AdK)
Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

The issue of (post-)colonial injustice is more present than ever before in German and European legal and cultural policy debates. Still, this development towards addressing the past has not had much...

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